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Berlin In Your Pocket

Berlin In Your Pocket

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Essential, locally produced city guide to the capital of Germany, with hotel, restaurant, bar and club reviews as well as sightseeing and event and cultural information. Updated every two months.
Essential, locally produced city guide to the capital of Germany, with hotel, restaurant, bar and club reviews as well as sightseeing and event and cultural information. Updated every two months.

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Published by: In Your Pocket City Guides on Jun 04, 2008
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Berlin
Games Week
Computer game events
Spring has sprung
Enjoy the parks
April - May 2015
Maps Restaurants Cafés Nightlife
 
Sightseeing Shopping Events Hotels
N°74 - €1.75
inyourpocket.com
 
 April - May 2015
3
 
facebook.com/BerlinInYourPocket
Contents
Berlin Charlottenburg & The West 
34
Genteel western Berlin
Berlin Prenzlauer Berg 
44
 The gentrified north
Berlin Kreuzberg 
48
Immigrants, anarchists and hipsters
River Tours 
57
City Tours 
58
Guided walks, bike rides and drives
Directory & Street register 
60
Maps & Index
City map
61-63
Public transport map
64-65
Index
66
Transport 
5
Getting around by S&U
Sports in Berlin 
6
All about Berlin’s top teams
Basics 
8
Essential travel tips
Golf in Berlin 
9
 The best courses in and around the city
Culture & Events 
10
Roll up for theatre, shows and cinema
Berlin Mitte 
20
 The delights of the city centre
Berlin Friedrichshain 
33
Worker’s paradise, student’s playground
BERLIN BOXES
Scattered throughout the guide you’ll find boxes with more information about these topics:Berlin in books 41Cold War Berlin 43Erasmus Student Network 8
SYMBOL KEY
T
 Child friendly
U
 Facilities for the disabled
V
 Home delivery
E
 Live music
N
 No credit cards
M
 Nearest S/U-Bahn station
B
 Outside seating
G
 Non-smoking room
S
 Take away
R
 Internet
W
 Wi-Fi
Additional symbols for hotels
P
 Air conditioning
A
 Credit cards accepted
L
 Guarded parking
H
 Conference facilities
F
 Fitness centre
K
 Restaurant
D
 Sauna
C
 Swimming pool
Dinner price guide
 The number of euro symbols in our restaurant, café and nightlife reviews indicates the approximate price level based on a main course with a glass of wine.
€€€€
 Expensive; more than €30 per person.
€€€
 Not cheap; €20-30 per person.
€€
 Middling; from €10-20 per person.
 Cheap; less than €10 per person.
 
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All day long
Germany’s widest range
 of undubbed blockbusters and Arthouse films under one roof at Sony Center: Explore nothing but
brand-new English originals
 at CineStarOriginal and dive into both English and German 3D-feature films and 3D-documentaries at CineStar IMAX on Berlin’s largest screen! Info and tickets on
cinestar.de
 
4
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ForewordTransport
After a mild winter, it’s time for Berliners and their visitors to head outdoors again. The city’s bars will regret the drop in income, but the cheap beers and booze sold at the ubiquitous Späti late-night shops and the lush park lawns beckon once again. If you’re in town during the first warm weekend of the year, we recommend you visit Tempelhofer Freiheit park, and watch the scene of thousands of Berliners crammed on the Grill-areas, enjoying the first barbecue of the season.For those who like their outdoors to be calm, manicured and fitted out with holes for aiming little white balls at, check out our new golf feature (p. 9) and discover where you can play in and around Berlin. Some people who will shun the sunlight this season are the visitors of the international Gamesweek event, who’ll spend their time trying out and discussing digital games; see p. 19 for details.Whatever you do this spring, do write in to tell us about your experiences, tips and complaints, at berlin@inyourpocket.com.Enjoy Berlin.
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COVER STORY
Berlin’s impressive Reichstag build-ing is one of the most well-known parliament buildings in the world. It was burnt down, conquered by the Soviets, fenced in by the Wall and wrapped in pink canvas before it returned to its original purpose, now with a new dome that’s free to visit.
CITY CARDS
Discounts are a welcome relief, so if you are planning to travel around town a lot and see more than one museum, get a reduced rate card. Note that students and youths may get better reductions at museums using their student ID cards.
BERLIN WELCOMECARD
 The
Berlin WelcomeCard
is a combined transport and reduction card (museums, bike tours/rental, boat tours, etc) valid for zone AB or zone ABC (which includes Potsdam and Schönefeld airport). Cards are valid for 48 hours (AB €18,50, ABC €20,50), 72 hours (€25,50/27,50) or 5 days (€32,50/37,50). There’s also a 72-hour variety (€38,50/40,50) that includes free admission to the five Museumsinsel museums. Cards are sold online and from BVG ticket machines, tourist offi ces, S-Bahn offi ces, hotels and kiosks. The similar
CityTourCard 
 (www.citytourcard.com) is a little cheaper, with restaurant, bar and club discounts geared towards younger travellers: 48 hours (AB €16,90, ABC €18,90), 72 hours (€23,90/25,90) or 5 days (€30,90/35,90).
Q
www.berlin-welcomecard.de.
MUSEUM PASS BERLIN
50 museums, including the permanent collections of the
Staatliche Museen
(state museums), can be visited with the Berlin Museum Pass (€24/12, valid three days). It’s for sale at the museums, tourism offi ces and online.
Q
www.berlin-welcomecard.de.
Publisher
In Your Pocket GmbHAxel-Springer-Straße 3910969 Berlin Tel: +49 30 27 90 79 81Fax: +49 30 24 04 73 50germany@inyourpocket.comwww.inyourpocket.comISSN 1611-9037
Printed by
 Druckteam GbR Berlin.
Circulation
 20,000 copies bimonthly The public transport map is used under license no. BVG-0079.11.
Editorial
 
Editors
 Jeroen van Marle, Philippe Krüger, Christina Knight
Research
 Cecilia Engvall;
Layout
 Tomáš Haman
Photos
 Jeroen van Marle (JvM), Emilie Guilland (EG)
Maps
 Kartographie Eichner
Cover
 © Draghicich | Dreamstime.com
Sales & Circulation
General Manager
 Stephan Krämer
Production Manager
 Philippe Krüger
Accounting
 Martin Wollenhaupt
Advertising Managers
 Philippe Krüger, CoCoMedia (cj@coco-media.de)
Copyright notice & Editor’s note
 Text, photos and maps (unless otherwise stated) copyright In Your Pocket GmbH. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright owner.  The brand name
In Your Pocket 
 is used under license from UAB In Your Pocket (Bernardinu 9-4, Vilnius, Lithuania tel. (+370-5) 212 29 76). The editorial content of
In Your Pocket 
 guides is independent from paid-for advertising. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information and assume no responsibility for changes and errors.
Although Berlin is lodged
 in the middle of the great empty vastness of northeast Germany, it’s very well connected to the rest of civilisation by bus, train, Autobahn and air. Once in Berlin, you’ll wish that your home town had such good public transport.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Berlin’s integrated network of
U-Bahn
 (
Untergrundbahn
, underground trains),
bus
, and
Straßenbahn
 (trams) run by BVG and
S-Bahn
 and
RE
 (
Schnellbahn
 and regional commuter trains run by DB) usually works like a dream. Just remember the number or colour and end station of the line you want to use, and you’ll be navigating the labyrinth-like stations like a local.Most S/U-Bahn trains, buses and trams run every 5-15 minutes during the day. M buses and trams run every half hour at night; U-Bahn trains run every 15 minutes on weekend nights, with N buses following their routes every half hour (starting from Hackescher Markt) on weekday nights.
Tickets
can be used on all BVG, S-Bahn and local RE train services. Vending machines have instructions in English and accept coins, often bank notes and cards too. Berlin’s AB travel zone contains nearly everything; you’ll only need an ABC-ticket for Potsdam and Schoenefeld airport.With an
Einzelfahrschein
 ticket (AB-zone €2,70, ABC €3,30) you can travel one-way for up to two hours with unlimited transfers; it’s cheaper to buy four tickets at once (
Vier-Fahrten-Karte
, €9). Buy a €1,60
Kurzstrecke
 (short distance) ticket if you want to travel up to three S/U-Bahn stops, or up to six stops by bus or tram. If you anticipate a lot of travelling, get the
Tageskarte
 (day ticket, valid until 03:00 the next morning; €6,90) or the
seven-day pass
 (€29,50). Groups of up to five people are best off with a
Kleingruppenkarte
 (group day ticket, €16,90). The multi-day
Berlin Welcomecard
 (€18,50-38,50) is valid for transport and some attractions.Before boarding the S- or U-Bahn, always
validate
 
your ticket
by punching it in the yellow or red machines near the end of the platforms. On buses and trams, the machines are on board. Public transport uses the honour system, and there are regular checks by uniformed and plainclothes
inspectors
. If you are caught without a valid ticket you’ll be fined €40 on the spot.
BVG
 The
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
 run the U-Bahn, buses and trams. Their handy trip planner can be found at www.fahrinfo-berlin.de.
Q
tel. +49 30 194 49, info@bvg.de, www.bvg.de.
TAXIS
Berlin’s friendly and ubiquitous beige Mercedes taxis can be called or hailed on the street. They can also be found queing at S/U-Bahn stations and near nightlife hotspots. Not all taxis accept credit cards, ask when you book. Prices are the same day and night; flagfall plus the first kilometre is €3,40; then up to 7km it’s €1,79/km, thereafter €1,28/km. Waiting costs €25/hr. For short hops hail a taxi already driving in the direction you need to go and immediately ask for the
Kurzfahrstrecke
tarriff; €4 for 2km. By the way,
Funk 
 means radio.
CITY FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 21 02 02, www.cityfunk.de.
FUNK TAXI BERLIN
Q
tel. +49 30 26 10 26, www.taxifunkberlin.de.
TAXI FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 44 33 22, www.taxi443322.de.
WBT FUNK TAXI BERLIN
Q
tel. +49 30 26 10 26, www.funk-taxi-berlin.de.
WÜRFEL󰀭FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 21 01 01, www.wuerfelfunk.de.
CYCLING
As long as it’s dry, getting around Berlin is really best done by bicycle. It’s a flat city, there are plenty of cycle paths and wide bus lanes for you to use and you see so much more from the saddle than from the U-Bahn train window. Note that cycling on the pavement is illegal and may get you fined, even though everyone does it. Cycling across town may take a while, though for €1,60 you can take your bike on an S/U-Bahn train too. There are dozens of
bike rental
 places, most charging €10-12 per day. The urban bike trip planner www.bbbike.de can suggest low-traffi c and cobblestone-free routes across Berlin.
 ABOUT IYP
Not content with publishing more than 100 guides to cities across three continents,
In Your Pocket 
 is currently carrying out a new round of expansion for 2015. New cities due to be pocketed include Eindhoven in the Netherlands, while some old favourites, such as Budapest in Hungary and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad will be getting a reboot.
 And 
 there is a brand new digital platform to look forward to: we will rolling out the new inyourpocket.com throughout April and May.In order to make sure you keep up with all that’s new at
In Your Pocket 
, like us on
Facebook 
 (facebook.com/inyourpocket) or follow us on
Twitter 
 (twitter.com/inyourpocket).

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